aliceunderskies:

Milton Bradley’s The Checkered Game of Life (1860) was the original version of Life (though it in turn took heavy inspiration from the even more morally didactic “Mansion of Happiness”). It was marketed in a pocket version and many soldiers carried it in the Civil War which alone is enough to make me want to play it. Tonight’s homework procrastination:  figuring out whether I could make a decent facsimile.
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aliceunderskies:

Milton Bradley’s The Checkered Game of Life (1860) was the original version of Life (though it in turn took heavy inspiration from the even more morally didactic “Mansion of Happiness”). It was marketed in a pocket version and many soldiers carried it in the Civil War which alone is enough to make me want to play it. Tonight’s homework procrastination:  figuring out whether I could make a decent facsimile.